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  • What would the proposed deal mean for EU citizens? Creative commons image Icon MPD01605 under Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0 license

    What would the proposed deal mean for EU citizens?

    By Anne Wesemann

    Anne Wesemann considers the detail of the UK's proposals for how EU citizens living in the country could be treated...

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    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    10 Jul 2017

  • What would the proposed deal mean for EU citizens?

    What would the proposed deal mean for EU citizens? Creative commons image Icon MPD01605 under Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0 license New content
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 10 Jul 2017
    Anne Wesemann considers the detail of the UK's proposals for how EU citizens living in the country could be treated after Brexit.
  • Could international law block a deal between Theresa May & the DUP? Creative commons image Icon Chatham House under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license

    Could international law block a deal between Theresa May & the DUP?

    By Nick McKerrell

    Theresa May has yet to seal a deal with the DUP to keep her minority administration afloat. But even if they come to...

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    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    22 Jun 2017

  • Could international law block a deal between Theresa May & the DUP?

    Could international law block a deal between Theresa May & the DUP? Creative commons image Icon Chatham House under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 22 Jun 2017
    Theresa May has yet to seal a deal with the DUP to keep her minority administration afloat. But even if they come to terms, there may be another block to...
  • Climate activism in a new era: why climate justice is worth the fight Creative commons image Icon "Dead Canaries Block the Road" by Kevin Mason under Creative Commons BY-NC 4.0 license

    Climate activism in a new era: why climate justice is worth the fight

    By Kelvin Mason

    Fighting for climate justice is becoming increasingly difficult, as shown by the conviction of five protesters in...

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    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    14 Jun 2017

  • Climate activism in a new era: why climate justice is worth the fight

    Climate activism in a new era: why climate justice is worth the fight Creative commons image Icon "Dead Canaries Block the Road" by Kevin Mason under Creative Commons BY-NC 4.0 license
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 14 Jun 2017
    Fighting for climate justice is becoming increasingly difficult, as shown by the conviction of five protesters in Wales. Yet, even it seems like an...
  • Legitimate or illegitimate: Fracking Creative commons image Icon The Open University under Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0 license

    Legitimate or illegitimate: Fracking

    By Dr Björn Claes, Sonia Siraz

    What is fracking? Why is it controversial? The first case in the 'Shades of grey - legitimate or illegitimate?'  ...

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    26 May 2017

  • Legitimate or illegitimate: Fracking

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    Legitimate or illegitimate: Fracking Creative commons image Icon The Open University under Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0 license
    Updated 26 May 2017
    What is fracking? Why is it controversial? The first case in the 'Shades of grey - legitimate or illegitimate?'  tool focuses on the legitimacy of...
  • How can Theresa May escape from the Fixed Term Parliaments Act? Creative commons image Icon mrdanielweir under Creative Commons BY-NC 4.0 license

    How can Theresa May escape from the Fixed Term Parliaments Act?

    By Petra Schleiter

    Since 2011, legislation has locked the length of a parliamentary session at five years. In theory. Petra Schleiter...

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    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    19 Apr 2017

  • How can Theresa May escape from the Fixed Term Parliaments Act?

    How can Theresa May escape from the Fixed Term Parliaments Act? Creative commons image Icon mrdanielweir under Creative Commons BY-NC 4.0 license
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 19 Apr 2017
    Since 2011, legislation has locked the length of a parliamentary session at five years. In theory. Petra Schleiter explains the escape clause Theresa May...
  • Hands-free phone tech is dangerous - so why do car firms still promote it? Creative commons image Icon amish.patel under Creative Commons BY-ND 4.0 license

    Hands-free phone tech is dangerous - so why do car firms still promote it?

    By Dr Gemma Briggs

    Using a hands free phone while driving is as dangerous as holding a phone - and yet they're marketed as a desirable...

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    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    13 Apr 2017

  • Hands-free phone tech is dangerous - so why do car firms still promote it?

    Hands-free phone tech is dangerous - so why do car firms still promote it? Creative commons image Icon amish.patel under Creative Commons BY-ND 4.0 license
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 13 Apr 2017
    Using a hands free phone while driving is as dangerous as holding a phone - and yet they're marketed as a desirable extra. Dr Gemma Briggs wonders why.
  • An uncomfortable truth: How Britain has criminalised rough sleepers Creative commons image Icon Yurly Akopov under Creative Commons BY-NC 4.0 license

    An uncomfortable truth: How Britain has criminalised rough sleepers

    By Daniel McCulloch, Dr Victoria Cooper

    You can judge a society by how it treats those most in needs. The last 200 years or so of criminalisation of the...

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    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    13 Apr 2017

  • An uncomfortable truth: How Britain has criminalised rough sleepers

    An uncomfortable truth: How Britain has criminalised rough sleepers Creative commons image Icon Yurly Akopov under Creative Commons BY-NC 4.0 license
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 13 Apr 2017
    You can judge a society by how it treats those most in needs. The last 200 years or so of criminalisation of the homeless doesn't reflect that well on the UK.
  • Has Donald Trump's strike on Syria rewritten international law? Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: Shealah Craighead

    Has Donald Trump's strike on Syria rewritten international law?

    By Jan Lemnitzer

    There doesn't seem to be a legal justification for the US strike on Syria, but nor has there been much negative...

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    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    13 Apr 2017

  • Has Donald Trump's strike on Syria rewritten international law?

    Has Donald Trump's strike on Syria rewritten international law? Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: Shealah Craighead
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 13 Apr 2017
    There doesn't seem to be a legal justification for the US strike on Syria, but nor has there been much negative reaction. Has Trump's actions shifted the law?
  • Saving Setrus: To Intervene or not to Intervene Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: The Open University

    Saving Setrus: To Intervene or not to Intervene

    By Olga Jurasz, Dr Edward Wastnidge, Dr Ann Hughes

    A neighbouring state is falling into war. You're the Prime Minister - can you use your political capital to legally...

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    15 mins

    Updated on:

    07 Apr 2017

  • Saving Setrus: To Intervene or not to Intervene

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    Saving Setrus: To Intervene or not to Intervene Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: The Open University
    Duration 15 mins Updated 07 Apr 2017
    A neighbouring state is falling into war. You're the Prime Minister - can you use your political capital to legally intervene? Should you even try?
  • 60 Years after the Treaty of Rome: Lessons from history for today's EU Creative commons image Icon Wikimedia Commons under Creative-Commons license

    60 Years after the Treaty of Rome: Lessons from history for today's EU

    By Dr Luc-André Brunet, Dr Eirini Karamouzi

    As EU leaders gather to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the Treaty of Rome against the backdrop of Brexit and...

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    10 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    23 Mar 2017

  • 60 Years after the Treaty of Rome: Lessons from history for today's EU

    60 Years after the Treaty of Rome: Lessons from history for today's EU Creative commons image Icon Wikimedia Commons under Creative-Commons license
    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 23 Mar 2017
    As EU leaders gather to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the Treaty of Rome against the backdrop of Brexit and rising populism, what lessons can be drawn...

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    How do businesses develop strategies, handle risk and take decisions? What’s...

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